Employment Services

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Nimah Menz
Co-ordinator Employment Services
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Benefits of working with our Supported Employment Team

One-on-one support with an employment specialist

Career Counselling, exploration, and supports

Pre-employment workshops and certificates Assistance with individualized job searches

Develop or improve your resume and cover letter

Interview coaching for in person, phone or virtual

On going maintenance for both the employee and the employer

On-site support Job coaching Community referrals and client advocacy

Supported Employment Referral Form

Humboldt & Area Supported Employment Program

provides individuals with the tools to prepare for, obtain & maintain employment.  We strive to achieve employment with job seekers by helping them discover & reach their full potential within the labour market.  We do this by developing & understanding each of the job seekers goals, values, dreams, and employment ambitions, determine & support the work readiness of each job seeker & network among local business to develop & nurture meaningful employment opportunities.

We believe in building capacity and skills.

We believe in competitive community paid employment.

We empower people to reach their full potential.

20+ Years

Serving Humboldt & Area!
“HDCS has a strong and unwavering commitment to their clients and the families they support.”

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Information for Employers

We assist employers enrich their workplace through diversity.  Our staff are experienced at placing people with disability and or barriers with employers.  We know our job seekers personally and can connect and recruit employees for hard to fill or customized positions.  We understand the business case for employing inclusive hiring and the benefits of a diverse work force.  We pride ourselves on creating valuable partnerships that can match the right job seeker for your business.

We are continually seeking opportunities to place members in independent & employment opportunities.  If your company is interested in learning more about providing employment opportunities, please call: (306)682-1455.

As a Partner we can support with...

  • Recruitment, selection, and job posting support
  • Skilled applicants with certification such as WHIMIS, First Adi/CPR, Service Best, Food Safe & More
  • Interview space available
  • Pre-screened employees
  • Customized employment
  • Support job matching with skilled candidates

School Transitions

Part of a transition plan for a student who is moving from school to life in the community includes career and employment planning. A member of our Supported Employment team can attend these meetings at your request to start this valuable connection to employment. 

Do you have an interest in working? Employment planning is simply learning about the students interests and values. Do you have an interest in working? What skills do you have/ What skills will you need to work on? 

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for competitive community based paid employment. We prepare the student by introducing them to the world of work, career awareness, workplace expectations, life and career skills. We develop a plan of action and move through the stages of goal setting and skill building into job development. 

Community Transitions

Have you recently re-located to our community?

Moving to a new community and finding supports can be a challenge. Connecting with our services, we can refer you to local organizations that make your transition easier. If you have worked with another supported employment agency, we can connect and work together to help you transition with all the right supports in place.

Job Search Resource Centre

Our self- directed Resource Center is a free service open to the public.

Services for job seekers:

  • Two computer workstations
  • Photocopying, printing, scanning, faxing etc.
  • Phone
  • Cover letter, resume and interview support. Community job board
  • Career advice and support
  • Educational and community resources

Services for employers:

  • Free job posting
  • Space provided for employer information sessions or interviews.
  • Support finding skilled employees.

Enhanced Career Bridging Program

The ECBP is a facilitated life and career skill program for underemployed and under skilled individuals. This program is a 12 -week program, designed to create capacity to enter the workplace.

Investing in people creates success.

Our Employer Partnerships

The ECBP program has been a wonderful and rewarding experience for both our participants and our Employers. The program has addressed both the life and career skill needs of unemployed and underemployed individuals by developing community employment opportunities. This would not have
been possible without the backing and encouragement from our local business partners. We have successfully placed people in long term positions, increasing retention and reducing training costs.

If you would like to join our Employer Panel and network with your peers, create customized positions or hear about the benefits of a partnership, please call: (306)-231-3445.

Valley Employment Program

HDCS manages supported Employment Programming in the Rosthern region. If you are a job seeker located in this area and are needing assistance in preparing for or finding employment, please call the office at 306-232-4044.

Community Work Crew

The HDCS WORK CREW provides a unique opportunity where the individual can strive to develop or improve their work skills through work-based learning in an effort to move towards gaining more competitive employment. The individuals work together with a supported employment job coach to perform a variety of work. Some of the services that we offer include: Lawn Care, Litter pick up, weed pulling, mail outs and more.

ECBP Testimonials

Being a part of this program and this group has brought out so many things that I had not known I had deep within myself. My confidence, the acclamation from my classmates made me feel on top of the world anytime I had a rocky start to my day. It was a true learning experience for everyone, with mind, body, and soul. I was hesitant at first to join but the group that Niamh combined was nothing short of perfect. I recommend this program to anybody who has a hard time with finding their place in the community & it gives so many opportunities. ECBP was a safe haven for me, I would absolutely be ecstatic to come back even for a small reunion. As well as a big thank you to all the Community Services staff for being so kind, I appreciated all of their presence each day I came in.

TC

Through practical instruction and covid-friendly interaction, the ECBP has thus far put me in a better position to transition into future employment. Niamh you’ve put some “blue sky thinking” into my head and your magical wand has started to bring out some of my “blue sky strengths.” Although I wish this program would continue, I am happy that it provided me with purpose, a reason to get out of bed, structure, some confidence, and a sense of hope for the future. I am leaving with valuable certifications, time management techniques, customer service and interview skills, goal- setting strategies, and friendships.

LF

Work Crew Testimonial

I needed some immediate assistance with a project I had taken on and was having difficulty finding workers on short notice. The Work Crew sent over all the help I needed, in short order, exceeding my time expectations. They were hard and dedicated workers who remained diligent in their tasks until the work was completed, staying past their original requested time to complete the work. I am beyond impressed and would be happy to hire them again any time I need help! MB

MB